Notre Dame (9) vs Louisville
Monday, September 2 nd, 8:00 PM in Cardinal Stadium
Swinging Johnson: This week Doug Upstone and leave our college football selections on the Monday night match between the Louisville Cardinals and the Notre Dame Fighting Irish and then that I shall deviate to dip our toes into uncharted waters.
It will most likely be the very first and only time this season we do this, as the previous week of exhibition NFL football is somewhat lackluster compared to a regular-season game of NCAA football comprising one of the greatest teams in the country, plus a mythical football program to boot, Notre Dame.
Without further ado, let us start the debate after my buddy Doug Upstone got the best of me last week with a wager about the Steelers while the Titans were backed by me. Weve been swapping wins back and forth so it looks like it is my turn to get the wreath, as I will accompany the squares putting the thick lumber on a road favorite and endorse the Irish.
After reviewing the school football odds nearly six days ahead of this Monday night affair, I see the line has spiked a half-point about the preferred, opening at Notre Dame -19 1/2 to where it is currently offered in a solid -20 across the board whatsoever the very best online sportsbooks.
Youre currently leaning on the Cardinals although I like the Irish. Aside from the venue, why do you think Louisville could hang with the boys?
Doug Upstone: Yes a triumph and IMO, said a great deal about the Steelers and Titans management. Lets move to soccer, will our recordings on this one and in which the games rely.
Recall Louisville used to play against big-name competitions? They more than held their own and engineered upsets. These were enjoyable games to watch and the Cardinals were an golf club.
However, such as the former Papa Johns Stadium as well as its fake (in real life) proprietor, Louisville soccer last year was worse than a three-day-old pizza.
Scott Satterfield worked miracles at Appalachian State and will be out win matches and to alter the culture. This wont happen right away as the talent level is down in theVille. However this is a moment for Louisville, a group which has the chance.
I have read in which the Cards coaches have sped up the slow mechanisms of QB Jawon Pass (good name for a QB) and that I enjoy Hassan Hall since the direct running back. The protection which makes me more nervous than using a ticket for the Colts at OVER 9 for season wins. Please do tell youve got up your Irish.
Swinging Johnson: The Cardinals will not be doing much flying into this match as the Notre Dame defense will keep them cozy in their nest. Scott Satterfield is in the big leagues and he has a team coming off of a dismal record where they went winless in ACC action last year. This rebuild is comparable to taking a hot air balloon and trying to turn it into an F-22 Raptor.
While this may eventually occur, the problem is that Louisville is facing a team which caused it to the CFP this past year and owned one of the stingiest defenses in all of college football, surrendering just 17.2 points over the normal season and moving a perfect 12-0 until they met Clemson from the CFP semifinals. The Irish offense clicked on all cylinders averaging over 33 points per match.
My question is, how can be a quarterback like Pass who is slow to discharge, supposed to gain any traction against a swarming shield that is Irish? Especially when he is working with a coach and an entirely new offensive strategy?
Please, Doug, save me Im lost! I see no way, shape or form where Louisville will have the ability to keep up with this Golden Domers and I am desperate to handicapping expertise and your sage wisdom!
Doug Upstone: Well, Swinger, Im pleased to see in your last sentence you are coming on to the sunny side of sports gambling, or you are just being the identical shrewd a** you usually are. Ill let the SBR readers that are currently making this is decided on by school football selections. I am the first to realize Louisville completely sucked and wasnt only 2-10, but 1-11 ATS final season.
Like he gave up on the Atlanta Falcons However, coach Bobby Petrino was given up on by that team COMPLETELY. A new attitude is brought by A new trainer and his team will be sold by Satterfield on building a statement with this being a match. Louisville does have to trust never and the Irish will take them have a lot of fight.
Let us also think about, Brian Kelly using gold and the blue is ATS as a road favorite, and a ATS if dishing out more or 20 specimens. That defense you said may improve as the season progresses but substituting five starters, if you dont/cant amuse like Clemson or even Bama, it is going to take time.
I was being a bit facetious because although you have an impressive handicapping restart, you miss the mark from time to time. And in this situation, because Louisville could be better compared to last year but I would submit that they could be coached by a Rhesus monkey and enhance upon their document left by an equally awkward trainer such as Petrino, you happen to be shooting blanks.
I understand that placing nearly three touchdowns on the road is square biz for certain along with Joe Q. Public never got rich by gambling the heavy road chalk, but sometimes the general public is right, and in this situation they are. Until once we get back on our NFL Game of the Week next week, let us see what happens on Monday when the Irish come ready to squint at Louisville.
Free College Football Pick: Swinging Johnson — Notre Dame -20 (-110)
Free College Football Pick: Doug Upstone — Louisville +20 (-110)